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"We are confident that together with our employees these new commitments will continue to drive our environmental, health and safety programs toward obtaining our ultimate goal of ZERO environmental non compliances and ZERO work-related injuries," said Heisser.
The Alcoa Howmet Whitehall Operations is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alcoa Howmet and employs approximately 2,100 workers at seven manufacturing facilities and two support operations. Production employees are represented by UAW Local 1243. The MIOSHA review team consisted of Deb Gorkisch, Safety Specialist, and Dave Humenick, Industrial Hygienist.
The Whitehall Operation's incidence rate and lost work day rate are well below the Michigan average for their NAICS code 331528 − Other Nonferrous Foundries (except Die-Casting). Their total case incidence rate (TCIR) was 1.7 in 2007, 2.2 in 2008, and 1.3 in 2009 compared to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) industry average of 9.9 in 2007, and 5.9 in 2008 and 2009. Their total day's away/restricted cases (DART) rate was 1.5 in 2007, 0.6 in 2008, and 0.3 in 2009 compared to the BLS industry average of 4.8 in 2007, and 3.2 in 2008 and 2009.
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"Your continued recognition in the MVPP program and the trust and cooperation upon which it is based demonstrate that implementing an exemplary safety and health-management system not only is an admirable goal, but it is sustainable in the long term," said Kalinowski.
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Alcoa Howmet is a world leader in the investment casting of superalloys, aluminum and titanium primarily for jet aircraft engines and airframes as well as industrial gas turbine (IGT) engine components. Alcoa Howmet also provides hot isostatic pressing, precision machining and protective coating services.
Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world's largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa's operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for nine consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.
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